We now have Quarter 3 H1B visa FY 2022 data and Quarter 3 PERM visa FY 2022 data.

Massachusetts Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)

Total Visas % of all Visas Average Wage Visa Type
244,973 88.85% $82,738 H-1B
25,960 9.42% $119,636 PERM
2,818 1.02% $97,067 E-3 Australian
1,957 0.71% $21,562 H-2A

As of May 2022, Massachusetts has seen a total of 275,708 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in Massachusetts is the H-1B visa with 244,973 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 88.85% of Massachusetts's total visas. The second most prevalent visa is the PERM visa with 25,960 PERM visas on record over all years accounting for 9.42% of Massachusetts's total visas.

Top Occupations in Massachusetts (All Years)

Occupation # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Software Developers, Applications 42,621 $94,462 92.72%
Computer Systems Analysts 20,030 $77,703 91.86%
Computer Programmers 11,663 $67,458 90.64%
Computer Occupations, All Other 10,703 $78,856 91.44%
Software Developers, Systems Software 7,146 $105,816 92.23%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 4,919 $55,307 77.00%
Management Analysts 3,580 $86,472 91.30%
Operations Research Analysts 3,455 $71,158 88.23%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 3,282 $91,261 85.96%
Financial Analysts 2,950 $82,484 79.58%
Massachusetts Employees Over Time
Massachusetts has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 12,650 employees were hired. Massachusetts peaked in 2022 with 31,813 employees, and the recent trend shows the average number of employees on an incline.

Top Countries with Workers in Massachusetts From PERM Program (All Years)

Country # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
India 10,606 $149,088 61.38%
China 2,139 $86,674 65.92%
Brazil 695 $52,019 57.63%
Canada 542 $104,208 55.08%
South Korea 230 $68,530 53.36%
Mexico 211 $73,540 52.36%
United Kingdom 206 $965,387 55.38%
Turkey 153 $80,476 56.67%
France 150 $96,819 56.60%
Russia 146 $93,158 60.83%

Top Hiring Companies in Massachusetts (All Years)

Company # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
The Mathworks Inc 4,800 $90,023 94.84%
Wipro Limited 4,728 $76,729 96.57%
Wayfair Llc 3,135 $99,338 80.86%
Ernst Young Us Llp 2,968 $77,695 93.04%
Infosys Limited 2,891 $73,829 96.14%
Harvard University 2,710 $53,994 92.90%
Deloitte Consulting Llp 2,635 $84,864 90.80%
Avco Consulting Inc 2,627 $68,951 93.55%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Us Corp 2,545 $87,348 94.96%
General Hospital Corporation 2,213 $52,373 82.67%

Top Industries in Massachusetts (All Years)

Industry # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Custom Computer Programming Services 64,060 $79,637 91.71%
Computer Systems Design Services 14,690 $88,052 90.11%
Colleges Universities And Professional Schools 10,347 $59,466 77.71%
Software Publishers 9,907 $92,393 94.09%
General Medical And Surgical Hospitals 8,274 $63,295 80.38%
Other Computer Related Services 4,976 $80,628 87.05%
Administrative Management And General Management Consulting Services 3,994 $91,244 93.98%
Engineering Services 3,337 $81,855 87.84%
Offices Of Certified Public Accountants 3,292 $76,087 97.86%
Commercial Banking 2,967 $99,632 90.79%

Massachusetts Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)

The chart below compares The average wage in Massachusetts to that of the top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage. The average wage in Massachusetts over all years is $82,738. The state with the highest average wage of H1-B workers for all states is CA with an average wage of $100,858.

State Avg Wage